Dr. Patricia Beverstein died following a lengthy illness on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Ga.
Patricia was born on Aug. 8, 1928, in New Castle to the late Kenneth Bassett Small and Mary Jackson Small.
Patricia retired as Dean of the School of Nursing at Valdosta State University. Previous to her service at VSU, she founded a number of Schools of Nursing including the School of Nursing at University of Louisville. Upon retirement, she and her husband traveled throughout the United States in their motor home. Pat loved playing bridge and all her bridge friends. She was a long time member of Northside Baptist Church in Valdosta.
She is survived by her husband, Jack T. Beverstein of Valdosta, Ga.; one daughter, Irene Berens (and husband Robert); son John Beverstein (and wife Marianne); grandchildren and their spouses, Ryan and Carmen Berens, Lauren and Todd Hughes, Jessica Beverstein and Kimberly Beverstein; great-grandchildren, Claire Nicole Berens and Hudson Thomas Hughes.
Condolences may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com.